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After the Sabbath after Passover, the resurrection of Jesus Christ

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Resurrection of Jesus – Biblical illustration of Gospel of Matthew Chapter 17 by Jim Padgett,




“1  and when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 and very early in the morning, the first [day] of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising of the sun: 3 and they said among themselves, who shall roll away for us the stone from the door of the sepulcher?” (Mark 16:1-3 Webster)

“the first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, to the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher.” (John 20:1 Webster)

“and if this shall come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.” (Matthew 28:14 Webster)

“1  now upon the first [day] of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain [others] with them. 2 and they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. 3 and they entered in, and found not the body of the lord Jesus. 4 and it came to pass, as they were much perplexed at this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 and as they were afraid, and bowed down [their] faces to the earth, they said to them, why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 he is not here, but is risen. remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 saying, the son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 and they remembered his words, 9 and returned from the sepulcher, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.” (Luke 24:1-9 Webster)

“39 but he answered and said to them, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh for a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 for as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly: so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth {sheol/hell}. ” (Matthew 12:39-40 Webster)

“23 him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of god, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 whom god hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it. 25 for David speaketh concerning him, I saw the lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope: 27 because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption: 28 thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 men, brethren, let me freely speak to you concerning the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us to this day. 30 therefore being a prophet, and knowing that god had sworn to him with an oath, that from the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31 he seeing this before, spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption. 32 this Jesus hath god raised up, of which we all are witnesses. 33 therefore being by the right hand of god exalted, and having received from the father the promise of the holy spirit, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 for David did not ascend into the heavens, but he saith himself, the LORD said to my lord, sit thou on my right hand, 35 until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that god hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:23-36 Webster)

“3 concerning his son Jesus Christ our lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh. 4 and declared [to be] the son of god, with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:” (Romans 1:3-4 Webster)

“1  moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also ye have received, and in which ye stand; 2 by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached to you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 for I delivered to you first of all, that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures; 4 and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 and that he was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve: 6 after that he was seen by above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 after that he was seen by James; then by all the apostles. 8 and last of all he was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 9 for I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of god.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-9 Webster)

“3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulcher. 4 so they ran both together: and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the sepulcher. 5 and he stooping down, saw the linen cloths lying; yet he went not in. 6 then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulcher, and seeth the linen cloths lying; 7 and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 then went in also that other disciple who came first to the sepulcher, and he saw, and believed. 9 for as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.” (John 20:3-9 Webster)

“11  but Mary stood without at the sepulcher weeping: and as she wept she stooped down [to look] into the sepulcher, 12 and seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 and they say to her, woman, why weepest thou? she saith to them, because they have taken away my lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14 and when she had thus said, she turned herself about, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith to her, woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? she, supposing him to be the gardener, saith to him, sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith to her, Mary. she turned herself, and saith to him, Rabboni, which is to say, master. 17 Jesus saith to her, touch me not: for I have not yet ascended to my father: but go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my father and your father, and [to] my god and your god. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the lord, and [that] he had spoken these things to her.” (John 20:11-18 Webster)

“28  ye have heard that I said to you, I go away, and come [again] to you. if ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go to the father: for my father is greater than I. 29 and now I have told you before it cometh to pass, that when it hath come to pass, ye may believe. 30 hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. 31 but that the world may know that I love the father; and as the father gave me commandment, even so I do. arise, let us go hence.” (John 14:28-31 Webster)

“25 these things have I spoken to you in proverbs: but the time cometh when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly concerning the father. 26 at that day ye will ask in my name: and I say not to you, that I will pray the father for you: 27 for the father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came from god.
28  I came forth from the father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the father.” (John 16:25-28 Webster)

“13 and no man hath ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the son of man who is in heaven. 14 and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up: 15 that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:13-15 Webster)

“15 I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil. 16 they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17  sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 as thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 and for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth.” (John 17:15-19 Webster)

“19  then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, peace [be] to you. 20 and when he had so said, he showed to them [his] hands and his side. then were the disciples glad when they saw the lord. 21 then said Jesus to them again, peace [be] to you: as [my] father hath sent me, even so I send you.” (John 20:19-21 Webster)

“1  the spirit of the lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; 2 to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our god; to comfort all that mourn; 3 to appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3 Webster)

“search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” (John 5:39 Webster)

“the LORD thy god will raise up to thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like to me; to him ye shall hearken.” (Deuteronomy 18:15 Webster)

“18 and Jesus came, and spoke to them, saying, all power is given to me in heaven and upon earth. 19 go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit. 20 teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the world. amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20 Webster)

“1  thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 and the things that thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:1-2 Webster)

“hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 1:13 Webster)

“24 but Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 the other disciples therefore said to him, we have seen the lord. but he said to them, except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26  and after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: [then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, peace [be] to you. 27 then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust [it] into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. 28 and Thomas answered and said to him, my lord and my god. 29 Jesus saith to him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.” (John 20:24-29 Webster)

“(for we walk by faith, not by sight:)” (2 Corinthians 5:7 Webster)

“8 whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable, and full of glory: 9 receiving the end of your faith, [even] the salvation of [your] souls.
10  concerning which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] to you: 11 searching what, or what manner of time the spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 to whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they ministered the things which are now reported to you by them that have preached the gospel to you, with the holy spirit sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” (1 Peter 1:8-12 Webster)

“and when she had thus said, she turned herself about, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.” (John 20:14 Webster)

“and as they were thus speaking, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them, peace [be] to you.” (Luke 24:36 Webster)

“43 and he took [it], and ate before them. 44 and he said to them, these [are] the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and [in] the prophets, and [in] the psalms, concerning me. 45 then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 and said to them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 and ye are witnesses of these things. 49 and behold, I send the promise of my father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye are endued with power from on high.
50  and he led them out as far as to Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 and it came to pass, while he was blessing them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 and they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: 53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing god. amen.” (Luke 24:43-53 Webster)

“19  so then after the lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of god. 20 and they went forth, and preached every where, the lord working with [them], and confirming the word with signs following. amen.” (Mark 16:19-20 Webster)

“30 moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31  what shall we then say to these things? if god [is] for us, who [can be] against us? 32 he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33 who will lay any thing to the charge of god’s elect? [it is] god that justifieth: 34 who [is] he that condemneth? [it is] Christ that died, or rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of god, who also maketh intercession for us. 35 who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 as it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 but in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. 38 for I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 nor hight, nor depth, nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of god which is in Christ Jesus our lord.” (Romans 8:30-39 Webster)



Death of Christ on the day of preparation

Imprisonment and execution of Jesus Christ

For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus

 On the first day for matzah

Servant for the truth of God

The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation

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German version / Deutsch: Nach der Sabbat nach dem Passahfest, die Auferstehung von Jesus Christus


Please also do find:
  1. Servant of his Father
  2. Slave for people and God
  3. Jesus begotten Son of God #18 Believing in inhuman or human person
  4. The Seed Of The Woman Bruised
  5. Self inflicted misery #3 A man given to suffer for us
  6. Jesus begotten Son of God #20 Before and After
  7. Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites
  8. On the Nature of Christ
  9. Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour
  10. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  11. The son of David and the first day of the feast of unleavened bread
  12. 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception
  13. 14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus
  14. 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast
  15. 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain
  16. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  17. 14-15 Nisan and Easter
  18. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  19. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  20. High Holidays not only for Israel
  21. Festival of Freedom and persecutions
  22. Timely Growth
  23. A Messiah to die
  24. Impaled until death overtook him
  25. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  26. Why 20 Nations Are Defending the Crucifix in Europe
  27. Christ having glory
  28. Kingdom Visions of a Man, Throne and Great crowd
  29. Salvation, trust and action in Jesus #3 as a Christian
  30. Self inflicted misery #6 Paying by death
  31. How are the dead?

  32. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ
  33. The Soul confronted with Death
  34. How is it that Christ pleased God so perfectly?
  35. A Living Faith #8 Change
  36. Let me keeep to “first importance” things
  37. Jesus begotten Son of God #2 Christmas and pagan rites
  38. A Great Gift commemorated
  39. Proclaiming shalom, bringing good news of good things, announcing salvation
  40. Jesus is risen

  41. Risen With Him


  • The Significance of the Resurrection – Jesus Arose Where He Died (
    Death is an all encompassing word, powerful by definition, feared by most, yet totally incapacitated by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Blood of Christ revives our spirit, restores our inheritance, and renews our life. In Christ our rebirth is a great resuscitation that overcomes and redefines death; opening the pathway to an eternity with our Redeemer.
  • The Resurrection of Jesus X 4 (
    There is no greater story than the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It is the story that means the most to all Christians.  It is the story of a wonderful redeemer, who loved mankind enough to die for us.
  • The Power of His Resurrection (
    We would all have loved to be there on the road to Emmaus that day, walking with the resurrected Jesus himself as he detailed the different prophecies that concerned his death and resurrection. Still, the apostles and other New Testament writers do a good job of filling us in. The Old Testament is filled with prophecies and types of Jesus’ suffering and death and resurrection as payment for the sins of the world, and the New Testament points those out.
  • The Glory of Easter Part 2 (
    “The happy ending of the Resurrection is so enormous that it swallows up even the sorrow of the Cross.” – Tim Keller
    The Resurrection is not a consolation for suffering, the Resurrection is not even a removal of suffering, the Resurrection swallows suffering.” –  Tim Keller – The Hope of Glory

    Christ swallowed our suffering and it became a part of him and made him greater. And this is the Glory of the Cross, it shows that everything that you have ever been through will only make you greater in the end.  It means all your sorrows, pains, heartbreaks, disappointments, injustices, suffering, agony will somehow only make you greater in the end through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That’s a defeat!

  • The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (
    For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve.
  • -Re: Easter and The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (
    On my Apologetica page I have posted links to two timely short but excellent articles and one video on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Easter:

    <-On Easter and The Resurrection of Jesus >

    Then on my Bible Q& A page I have listed a number of key questions and answers for the Easter season:

    <-Easter Questions and Answers>

  • Holy Trifecta: Good Friday, Passover, Resurrection Sunday (
    This weekend, Christians around the world will gather to remember the death and rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Over two thousand years ago, Christ died on the cross at Calvary as the payment for the sins of all people.  He was placed in the tomb, and three days later, conquered death and rose from the dead!  This weekend, as we gather with our families and loved ones, let us not forget what Christ’s triumph over death means: everlasting life for all those who believe.
  • When Was Jesus Crucified? (
    I’m convinced that Christ was in the tomb three days and three nights.  To begin with, a day on the Hebrew calendar is from sundown to sundown (Genesis 1: 5), while a day on the Gregorian calendar is from midnight to midnight.  So the Last Supper/Passover meal was held after sundown (Tuesday on the Gregorian calendar; Wednesday on the Hebrew calendar.)   Jesus died on the cross at 3 p.m.  Wednesday.  He was placed in the tomb before sundown because the following day was a special Sabbath, the first day of the  Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Therefore, Christ was in the grave Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  He arose from the dead before dawn on the first day of the week (Sunday).  (For a timeline, click on
  • Even Resurrection Pauses For Sabbath Rest (
    Even resurrection pauses for Sabbath rest, in the Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten guide this morning, that today, for the Jews is indeed the sabbath day. This full day of Jesus time in the grave is the day into which all their hope and longing for the future is poured. A day to look forward with anticipation to the day when God does indeed make all things news.
  • “The Resurrection” (
    Jesus really did die on the cross for our sins, was buried, and three days later rose.

    I’m so thankful that my hope and joy does not rest in an Easter bunny. But a risen King.

  • Pesach

    I imagine that the death of Jesus was still sad in heaven even though they knew the whole plan. Suffering is sorrowful. I don’t really know what was happening while Jesus was dead so I won’t try to guess here.


Jesu Tod auf Golgatha am 14 Nisan


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König der Juden – „Dornenkrönung“ (Fresko von Thomas von Villach aus dem Jahr 1527) an der Nord-Wand der Pfarrkirche Heiliger Andreas in Thörl-Maglern-Greuth, Gemeinde Arnoldstein, Bezirk Villach Land, Kärnten / Österreich / EU – Photo: Johann Jaritz


“Die Juden antworteten ihm: Wir haben ein Gesetz, und nach [unserem] Gesetz muß er sterben, weil er sich selbst zu Gottes Sohn gemacht hat.” (Johannes 19:7 ELB)

“Denn also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, daß er seinen eingeborenen Sohn gab, auf daß jeder, der an ihn glaubt, nicht verloren gehe, sondern ewiges Leben habe.” (Johannes 3:16 ELB)

“Und siehe, eine Stimme kommt aus den Himmeln, welche spricht: Dieser ist mein geliebter Sohn, an welchem ich Wohlgefallen gefunden habe.” (Matthäus 3:17 ELB)

“17 Und sein Kreuz tragend, ging er hinaus nach der Stätte, genannt Schädelstätte, die auf hebräisch Golgatha heißt, 18 wo sie ihn kreuzigten, und zwei andere mit ihm, auf dieser und auf jener Seite, Jesum aber in der Mitte.
19  Pilatus schrieb aber auch eine Überschrift und setzte sie auf das Kreuz. Es war aber geschrieben: Jesus, der Nazaräer, der König der Juden. 20 Diese Überschrift nun lasen viele von den Juden, denn die Stätte, wo Jesus gekreuzigt wurde, war nahe bei der Stadt; und es war geschrieben auf hebräisch, griechisch und lateinisch. 21 Die Hohenpriester der Juden sagten nun zu Pilatus: Schreibe nicht: Der König der Juden, sondern daß jener gesagt hat: Ich bin König der Juden. 22 Pilatus antwortete: Was ich geschrieben habe, habe ich geschrieben.” (Johannes 19:17-22 ELB)

“23 Die Kriegsknechte nun nahmen, als sie Jesum gekreuzigt hatten, seine Kleider (und machten vier Teile, einem jeden Kriegsknecht einen Teil) und den Leibrock. Der Leibrock aber war ohne Naht, von oben an durchweg gewebt. 24 Da sprachen sie zueinander: Laßt uns ihn nicht zerreißen, sondern um ihn losen, wessen er sein soll; auf daß die Schrift erfüllt würde, welche spricht: “Sie haben meine Kleider unter sich verteilt, und über mein Gewand haben sie das Los geworfen”. Die Kriegsknechte nun haben dies getan.” (Johannes 19:23-24 ELB)

“Sie teilen meine Kleider unter sich, und über mein Gewand werfen sie das Los.” (Psalmen 22:18 ELB)

“Und als sie ihn gekreuzigt hatten, verteilen sie seine Kleider, indem sie das Los über dieselben warfen, was jeder bekommen sollte.” (Markus 15:24 ELB)

“28 Danach, da Jesus wußte, daß alles schon vollbracht war, spricht er, auf daß die Schrift erfüllt würde: Mich dürstet! 29 Es stand nun daselbst ein Gefäß voll Essig. Sie aber füllten einen Schwamm mit Essig und legten ihn um einen Ysop und brachten ihn an seinen Mund. 30 Als nun Jesus den Essig genommen hatte, sprach er: Es ist vollbracht! und er neigte das Haupt und übergab den Geist.” (Johannes 19:28-30 ELB)

“Und Jesus rief mit lauter Stimme und sprach: Vater, in deine Hände übergebe ich meinen Geist! Und als er dies gesagt hatte, verschied er.” (Lukas 23:46 ELB)

“1  Denn da das Gesetz einen Schatten der zukünftigen Güter, nicht der Dinge Ebenbild selbst hat, so kann es nimmer mit denselben Schlachtopfern, welche sie alljährlich ununterbrochen darbringen, die Hinzunahenden vollkommen machen. 2 Denn würde sonst nicht ihre Darbringung aufgehört haben, weil die den Gottesdienst Übenden, einmal gereinigt, kein Gewissen mehr von Sünden gehabt hätten? 3 Aber in jenen Opfern ist alljährlich ein Erinnern an die Sünden; 4 denn unmöglich kann Blut von Stieren und Böcken Sünden hinwegnehmen. 5 Darum, als er in die Welt kommt, spricht er: “Schlachtopfer und Speisopfer hast du nicht gewollt, einen Leib aber hast du mir bereitet; 6 an Brandopfern und Opfern für die Sünde hast du kein Wohlgefallen gefunden.
7  Da sprach ich: Siehe, ich komme (in der Rolle des Buches steht von mir geschrieben), um deinen Willen, o Gott zu tun.” 8 Indem er vorher sagt: “Schlachtopfer und Speisopfer und Brandopfer und Opfer für die Sünde hast du nicht gewollt, noch Wohlgefallen daran gefunden” (die nach dem Gesetz dargebracht werden), sprach er dann: 9 Siehe, ich komme, um deinen Willen zu tun”. (Er nimmt das Erste weg, auf daß er das Zweite aufrichte.) 10 Durch welchen Willen wir geheiligt sind durch das ein für allemal geschehene Opfer des Leibes Jesu Christi. – 11 Und jeder Priester steht täglich da, den Dienst verrichtend und oft dieselben Schlachtopfer darbringend, welche niemals Sünden hinwegnehmen können. 12 Er aber, nachdem er ein Schlachtopfer für Sünden dargebracht, hat sich auf immerdar gesetzt zur Rechten Gottes, 13 fortan wartend, bis seine Feinde gelegt sind zum Schemel seiner Füße. 14 Denn durch ein Opfer hat er auf immerdar vollkommen gemacht, die geheiligt werden.” (Hebräer 10:1-14 ELB)

“31  Die Juden nun baten den Pilatus, damit die Leiber nicht am Sabbath am Kreuze blieben, weil es Rüsttag war (denn der Tag jenes Sabbaths war groß), daß ihre Beine gebrochen und sie abgenommen werden möchten. 32 Da kamen die Kriegsknechte und brachen die Beine des ersten und des anderen, der mit ihm gekreuzigt war. 33 Als sie aber zu Jesu kamen und sahen, daß er schon gestorben war, brachen sie ihm die Beine nicht, 34 sondern einer der Kriegsknechte durchbohrte mit einem Speer seine Seite, und alsbald kam Blut und Wasser heraus. 35 Und der es gesehen hat, hat es bezeugt, und sein Zeugnis ist wahrhaftig; und er weiß, daß er sagt, was wahr ist, auf daß auch ihr glaubet.” (Johannes 19:31-35 ELB)

“4 Ich habe dich verherrlicht auf der Erde; das Werk habe ich vollbracht, welches du mir gegeben hast, daß ich es tun sollte. 5 Und nun verherrliche du, Vater, mich bei dir selbst mit der Herrlichkeit, die ich bei dir hatte, ehe die Welt war.
6  Ich habe deinen Namen geoffenbart den Menschen, die du mir aus der Welt gegeben hast. Dein waren sie, und du hast sie mir gegeben, und sie haben dein Wort bewahrt. 7 Jetzt haben sie erkannt, daß alles, was du mir gegeben hast, von dir ist; 8 denn die Worte, die du mir gegeben hast, habe ich ihnen gegeben, und sie haben sie angenommen und wahrhaftig erkannt, daß ich von dir ausgegangen bin, und haben geglaubt, daß du mich gesandt hast.” (Johannes 17:4-8 ELB)

“In einem Hause soll es gegessen werden; du sollst nichts von dem Fleische aus dem Hause hinausbringen, und ihr sollt kein Bein an ihm zerbrechen.” (2 Mose 12:46 ELB)

“12 sie sollen nichts davon übriglassen bis an den Morgen, und sollen kein Bein an ihm zerbrechen; nach allen Satzungen des Passah sollen sie es feiern. 13 Der Mann aber, der rein und nicht auf dem Wege ist, und es unterläßt, das Passah zu feiern, selbige Seele soll ausgerottet werden aus ihren Völkern; denn er hat die Opfergabe Jehovas nicht zur bestimmten Zeit dargebracht; selbiger Mann soll seine Sünde tragen.” (4Mose 9:12-13 ELB)

“17 Sie schreien, und Jehova hört, und aus allen ihren Bedrängnissen errettet er sie. 18 Nahe ist Jehova denen, die zerbrochenen Herzens sind, und die zerschlagenen Geistes sind, rettet er. 19 Viele sind der Widerwärtigkeiten des Gerechten, aber aus allen denselben errettet ihn Jehova; 20 Er bewahrt alle seine Gebeine, nicht eines von ihnen wird zerbrochen.” (Psalmen 34:17-20 ELB)

“36 Denn dies geschah, auf daß die Schrift erfüllt würde: “Kein Bein von ihm wird zerbrochen werden”. 37 Und wiederum sagt eine andere Schrift: “Sie werden den anschauen, welchen sie durchstochen haben”.
38  Nach diesem aber bat Joseph von Arimathia, der ein Jünger Jesu war, aber aus Furcht vor den Juden ein verborgener, den Pilatus, daß er den Leib Jesu abnehmen dürfe. Und Pilatus erlaubte es. Er kam nun und nahm den Leib Jesu ab.” (Johannes 19:36-38 ELB)

“Und ich werde über das Haus Davids und über die Bewohner von Jerusalem den Geist der Gnade und des Flehens ausgießen; und sie werden auf mich blicken, den sie durchbohrt haben, und werden über ihn wehklagen gleich der Wehklage über den Eingeborenen, und bitterlich über ihn leidtragen, wie man bitterlich über den Erstgeborenen leidträgt.” (Sacharja 12:10 ELB)

“Siehe, er kommt mit den Wolken, und jedes Auge wird ihn sehen, auch die ihn durchstochen haben, und wehklagen werden seinetwegen alle Stämme des Landes. Ja, Amen.” (Offenbarung 1:7 ELB)

“45 Aber von der sechsten Stunde an kam eine Finsternis über das ganze Land bis zur neunten Stunde; 46 um die neunte Stunde aber schrie Jesus auf mit lauter Stimme und sagte: Eli, eli, lama sabachthani? das ist: Mein Gott, mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen? 47 Als aber etliche der Dastehenden es hörten, sagten sie: Dieser ruft den Elias. 48 Und alsbald lief einer von ihnen und nahm einen Schwamm, füllte ihn mit Essig und steckte ihn auf ein Rohr und tränkte ihn. 49 Die Übrigen aber sagten: Halt, laßt uns sehen, ob Elias kommt, ihn zu retten!
50  Jesus aber schrie wiederum mit lauter Stimme und gab den Geist auf. 51 Und siehe, der Vorhang des Tempels zerriß in zwei Stücke, von oben bis unten; und die Erde erbebte, und die Felsen zerrissen, 52 und die Grüfte taten sich auf, und viele Leiber der entschlafenen Heiligen wurden auferweckt; 53 und sie gingen nach seiner Auferweckung aus den Grüften und gingen in die heilige Stadt und erschienen vielen. 54 Als aber der Hauptmann und die mit ihm Jesum bewachten, das Erdbeben sahen und das, was geschah, fürchteten sie sich sehr und sprachen: Wahrhaftig, dieser war Gottes Sohn!” (Matthäus 27:45-54 ELB)

“38  Nach diesem aber bat Joseph von Arimathia, der ein Jünger Jesu war, aber aus Furcht vor den Juden ein verborgener, den Pilatus, daß er den Leib Jesu abnehmen dürfe. Und Pilatus erlaubte es. Er kam nun und nahm den Leib Jesu ab. 39 Es kam aber auch Nikodemus, der zuerst bei Nacht zu Jesu gekommen war, und brachte eine Mischung von Myrrhe und Aloe, bei hundert Pfund. 40 Sie nahmen nun den Leib Jesu und wickelten ihn in leinene Tücher mit den Spezereien, wie es bei den Juden Sitte ist, zum Begräbnis zuzubereiten. 41 Es war aber an dem Orte, wo er gekreuzigt wurde, ein Garten, und in dem Garten eine neue Gruft, in welche noch nie jemand gelegt worden war. 42 Dorthin nun, wegen des Rüsttags der Juden, weil die Gruft nahe war, legten sie Jesum.” (Johannes 19:38-42 ELB)

“Des folgenden Tages aber, der nach dem Rüsttage ist, versammelten sich die Hohenpriester und die Pharisäer bei Pilatus” (Matthäus 27:62 ELB)

“Und als es schon Abend geworden, (dieweil es Rüsttag war, welches der Vorsabbath ist)” (Markus 15:42 ELB)

“50  Und siehe, ein Mann, mit Namen Joseph, der ein Ratsherr war, ein guter und gerechter Mann, 51 dieser hatte nicht eingewilligt in ihren Rat und in ihre Tat, von Arimathia, einer Stadt der Juden, der [auch selbst] das Reich Gottes erwartete; 52 dieser ging hin zu Pilatus und bat um den Leib Jesu. 53 Und als er ihn abgenommen hatte, wickelte er ihn in feine Leinwand und legte ihn in eine in Felsen gehauene Gruft, wo noch nie jemand gelegen hatte. 54 Und es war Rüsttag, und der Sabbath brach an. 55 Es folgten aber die Weiber nach, welche mit ihm aus Galiläa gekommen waren, und besahen die Gruft und wie sein Leib hineingelegt wurde. 56 Als sie aber zurückgekehrt waren, bereiteten sie Spezereien und Salben; und den Sabbath über ruhten sie nach dem Gebot.” (Lukas 23:50-56 ELB)

“Sehet, weil Jehova euch den Sabbath gegeben hat, darum gibt er euch am sechsten Tage Brot für zwei Tage; bleibet ein jeder an seiner Stelle, niemand gehe am siebten Tage von seinem Orte heraus.” (2 Mose 16:29 ELB)

“Gedenke des Sabbathtages, ihn zu heiligen.” (2 Mose 20:8 ELB)

“Beobachte den Sabbathtag, ihn zu heiligen, so wie Jehova, dein Gott, dir geboten hat.” (5Mose 5:12 ELB)



Inhaftierung und Hinrichtung von Jesus Christus

Für den Willen dessen, der größer ist als Jesus

Diener um der Wahrheit willen Gottes

Der Gesalbte und der erste Tag des Festes der ungesäuerten Brote

Am ersten Tag für Mazza


Nederlandse versie: Jezus vindt de dood op Golgota op voorbereidingsdag

Version Français: La Mort du Jésus Christ sur le Jour de Préparation

English version: Death of Christ on the day of preparation


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14-15 Nisan and Easter

  • Passover: A Time To Remember (
    The Passover, the Festival of Unleavened Bread, and the Festival of First Fruits commemorate a succession of historical events that are recorded in the Book of Exodus.
    The basis for a Christian interpretation of the first of the Seven Festivals as the decisive component in God’s plan for redemption pivots upon the identification of Jesus with the paschal lamb (Ross 2002, 409).
    And not only has Passover been connected to the death of Christ, but also to the Lord’s Supper, which is also obviously a symbolic pre-enactment of Christ’s death as well as an re-enactment celebrated by the Church since that time.
  • Orthodox Easter: What’s up with that? – Part 2 (
    Easter is this Sunday, March 31. But Orthodox Easter, celebrated by most branches of the Eastern Orthodox Church (including the Russian Orthodox Church) and some Oriental Orthodox churches, is May 5 this year, a full five weeks after Easter as celebrated by Western Christian churches. (As a footnote, you may listen to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture at this site.) The five-week difference has happened recently in 2002, 2005, and 2008. But in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2011, Western and Orthodox Easter fell on the same day. And in 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012, Orthodox Easter was one week after Western Easter. What’s up with that?
    As an initial matter, note that Easter Sunday is the day when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and the Gospels say that happened when he came to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. So in principle, you could think that Easter happens at Passover — more precisely, on 14 Nisan, the day before Passover starts on 15 Nisan. (See also various verses in chapter 19 of the Gospel according to John.) Now the Jewish calendar is a complicated thing, but the bottom line is that 15 Nisan is always on a full moon after the spring equinox. How do they guarantee that this happens? Intercalation, that’s how. Because Jewish months are lunar, the folks in charge of the calendar stick in a whole nother month, called Adar II, before Nisan just to ensure that Passover is on a full moon after the equinox.So why not tie Easter to Passover and celebrate it whenever 14 Nisan would fall in the Jewish calendar? The Christians who believed you should do this were called Quartodecimans, or “fourteeners” if you will. Various Christian communities followed the “14 Nisan” rule and just asked their local Jews when Passover started, but after controversies in the second and third centuries, Christians ended up settling the matter at the Council of Nicaea in 325.The Nicene rule separated the Christian computation method from the Jewish one. In the first place, there was a concern over being in spring: though these days, 15 Nisan is always a full moon after the spring equinox, sometimes Easter ended up being celebrated before the equinox, apparently, said the bishop of Alexandria, “through negligence and error” on the part of the Jewish calendrical authorities.

14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate

God’s Passover is to be held on the fourteenth day of the first month

The Bible tells us that Passover is always on Nisan 14. Numbers 28:16-17 says: “In the first month on the 14th day of the month is Adonai’s Pesach (Passover). On the 15th day of the month is to be a feast.” The Scriptures verify this several times. On the 14th, as Jehovah instructed, His people were to slaughter the lamb toward twilight/dusk toward the evening and eat it “that same night” – because the 15th was to be a feast.

English: The Jews' Passover, by James Tissot (...

The Jews’ Passover, by James Tissot (1836–1902) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So on the night when the 14th Nisan begins we as believers come together to commemorate the last moments of the life of Jesus Christ. The days afterwards we can gather with family and friends and celebrate the liberation of God’s people. When it is still day light it would be still the 14th of Nisan but as soon the sun goes under the 15th of Nisan begins and the evening meal can be taken full of joy, because the people who could leave Egypt was the way to the Land of God for the Jews. And the death of Christ was the liberation of all people so that everybody could receive the opportunity to come closer to God and would be able to enter the Kingdom of God.

We should always remember that Jesus himself said to the apostles, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;” (Luke 22:15 NAS) Jeshua died on the first evening of Passover, and Passover seders are to be held on the evening (sunset) of Nisan 14th, for the 15th (which starts immediately after sunset) is to be a feast (Numbers 28:16-17).

As such we are happy to invite everybody to gather with those who believe in Christ his death and resurrection for becoming our mediator between God and man and would like to find them in prayer and worship on 14 Nisan at the memorial table.

“”For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite [you.]” (Exodus 12:23 NAS)

“”You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.” (Exodus 23:15 NAS)

“”You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.” (Exodus 34:18 NAS)

“3  “You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), in order that you may remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. 4  “For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning. 5  “You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your towns which the LORD your God is giving you; 6  but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt. 7  “And you shall cook and eat it in the place which the LORD your God chooses. And in the morning you are to return to your tents. 8  “Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.” (Deuteronomy 16:3-8 NAS)

2013 Confusion or controversy

This year there were many controversies on which day to hold the Memorial Meal. We take the gospel of John in consideration where is spoken of the 14th of Nisan as “the preparation of the Passover.” The next morning, after the final supper Jeshua had with his disciples, after the Jews had apprehended Jeshua and interrogated him, early that morning, they led him to the hall of judgement be judged by Pontius Pilate, Roman governor. The Jews themselves, however, would not go into the Roman judgement hall, “lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover” (John 18:28). Clearly Passover had not yet come. So for sure the 14 Nisan or our Memorial Meal service would have to take place one evening before the night the Jews would take their Pesach seder.

According to certain Jewish groups Erev Pesach (‘Eve of Passover’) – First Seder would be on Monday March 25, 14 Nissan, 5773.
The Torah (Exodus 12:15, as per Talmud, Pesachim 5a) sets midday of Nissan 14—for 2013 on Monday March 25th –as the deadline for the destruction and/or removal of all leavened foods (“chametz”) from their possession in preparation for the festival of Passover, which begins that evening at nightfall. In practice, Torah law mandates that we desist from eating chametz two hours before midday, and that no leaven remain in our possession an hour before midday. These are not clock hours but “proportional hours”, defined by Jewish law as a 12th part of the time between sunrise and sunset.
When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, the Passover offering was brought there on the afternoon of Nissan 14 which would mean on the afternoon Tuesday 26. That day it is commemorated by the Jews their recitation of the “Order of the Passover Offering” in the afternoon of Tuesday 26 March, by the “shankbone” placed on the seder plate this evening, and the afikoman — a portion of matzah eaten in its stead at the end of the seder meal.

The Jewish calendar date begins at sundown of the night beforehand. Thus all holiday observances begin at sundown on the secular dates listed, with the following day being the first full day of the holiday. (Thus, the first Passover seder is held on the evening of the first date listed.) Jewish calendar dates conclude at nightfall.

The first two days of Passover (from sundown of the first date listed, until nightfall two days later) are full-fledged, no-work-allowed holiday days. The subsequent four days are Chol Hamoed, when work is allowed, albeit with restrictions. Chol Hamoed is followed by another two full holiday days.

According Chabad the holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falling on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22.

Here are coinciding secular dates for the upcoming years:

2013:   March 25-April 2

First Seder – Night of Monday, March 25, 2013
First Day – Tuesday March 26, 2013
Second Seder – Night of Tuesday March 26, 2013
Second Day – Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Seventh Day – Monday, April 1, 2013
Eighth Day – Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2014:   April 14-22

2015:   April 3-11

2016:   April 22-30

2017:   April 10-18

According to The Premier Kosher Information Source on the Internet Passover begins with the first Seder on the eve of the 15th day of Nisan, corresponding (according to them) to Monday evening, March 25, 2013, and ends outside of Israel at the conclusion of the 22nd day of Nisan, corresponding to Tuesday evening, April 2, 2013.

English: Festive Seder table with wine, matza ...

Festive Seder table with wine, matza and Seder plate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to us we have to take in account the difference of timing of the East (Jerusalem), Europe and the United States (even there the East and West coast).

For 2013 we had New Moon on March the 11th and Full Moon on March 27, so 14 Nisan should be on the evening of 26 March this year.

Therefore we kindly invite you to join us on Tuesday night for the Memorial of Jesus’ death, the Pesach or Lamb of God. On that evening we shall meet to commemorate the greatest man on earth and we shall examine what makes Jesus—and his sacrifice—so vitally important.


Preceding articles: 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain

14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast

14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus

14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #5 De te vieren dag


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  • How long was Jesus in the grave? (
    For centuries, Christians have observed the crucifixion of Jesus as being on Friday afternoon and the resurrection at dawn the following Sunday. This is only a period of about  40 hours and certainly does not fit Jesus’ prediction of three days and three nights?
    For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a whale, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth,”  Matthew 12:40. The problem is neither with Jesus’ prediction nor with the Bible. The problem is with our tradition that misses a very important fact of the events of that week in Jesus’ ministry. The Bible tells us that Jesus was crucified on the Day of Preparation for the Passover Sabbath (Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54, John 19:14, 31). The Hebrew calendar begins each day at the evening twilight of the previous day. For example, the Jewish Friday begins at what would be the beginning of Thursday evening on our calendars. The Day of Preparation for Passover was always the 14th of the Hebrew month Abib (also known as Nisan). Passover began that evening, the 15th.
  • Preparations for the Passover Meal – Luke 22: 7-13 (
    The synoptic want to emphasize the Passover significance of the Last Supper and therefore they date it to the night of 14th or 15th of Nisan when the Jews celebrate their Passover Meal. Here the Last Supper is presented as Jesus’ own Passover, the new Passover Meal of his own body and blood. In gospel of John, however, the death of Jesus is connected with the Passover and not the Last Supper. Jesus the Lamb of God is sacrificed on the Cross at a time when the Passover lambs are slaughtered in preparation for the Passover Meal.
  • Passover and the Feast of First Fruits (
    At the end of this month Christians around the world will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In the week before Jews will be observing the Passover. What most Christians do not know is that these two “Holy-days” are related to each other. The story of the preparations for the Passover Meal is itself introductory to the account of the Last Supper in Luke 22: 14-23.
    The parallel passages in Matthew 26: 17-19 and Mark 14: 12-16 also present Jesus’ meal with his disciples as a Passover Meal held on the 14th or 15th night of Nisan. The same night Jesus was arrested and the following day, namely, on 15th of Nisan he was crucified. It is also interesting to note that the three synoptic evangelists explicitly mention that day as the day of preparation, that is, the day before a Sabbath (cf. Mk 15: 42; Mt 27: 62; Lk 23; 54-56). The fourth evangelist (John) is also in agreement with the synoptic on this point.
  • Our Passover Lamb (
    What does it mean that Christ is the fulfillment of the Law and prophets?One of the ways we can see this is by examining the Feasts ofIsrael. YHWH established appointed times that the nation of Israel wouldmeet with Him in worship and thanksgiving. There were three feasts in the Spring (Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits); one in the Summer (Pentecost); and three in the Fall (Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacle).
    Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of these feasts, or appointed times.
  • Faith Without Obidience (
     Special care was to be taken of this lamb until the 14th of the month, the Passover, when the lamb would be slaughtered at twilight.  On the original Passover, the blood of the  lamb was smeared on the doorposts of every Hebrew home to distinguish them from the Egyptians and to protect them from the destroyer.
  • Happy Passover 2013 (/
    Much of the symbolism of Jesus’ last Passover week is lost to us because we are unaware of the customs of the time.
    The day Jesus was crucified was the day of the Passover celebration and the day that the Passover lamb was to be sacrificed. For the previous 1,200 years, the priest would blow the shophar (ram’s horn) at 3:00 p.m. – the moment the lamb was sacrificed, and all the people would pause to contemplate the sacrifice for sins on behalf of the people of Israel.At 3:00, when Jesus was being crucified, He said, “It is finished” – at the moment that the Passover lamb was sacrificed and the shophar was blown from the Temple. The sacrifice of the lamb of God was fulfilled at the hour that the symbolic animal sacrifice usually took place. At the same time, the veil of the Temple (a three-inch thick, several  story high cloth that demarked the Holy of Holies) tore from top to bottom – representing a removal of the separation between God and man. Fifty days later, on the  anniversary of the giving of the law (Pentecost), God left the earthly temple to inhabit those who call on the name of Jesus through His Holy Spirit.
  • The Lamb of God (
    One source tells us that around the time of Christ, 256,000 lambs were slain in Jerusalem for just one Passover. According to ancient Jewish law, there were ten people required for every one lamb. So that puts the population in Jerusalem for Passover at roughly 2.5 million people plus!
  • The Passover Lamb has Gone Missing (
    After sunset we join Jews around the world in a “seder” meal.
    The lamb has gone missing. Yet the lamb of God was essential to Israel‘s redemption. As followers of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah we behold with the Jewish prophet John “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).  And we celebrate Passover knowing that Jesus is the reason for the season. In the words of Rabbi Saul/Paul, “For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” (1 Corinthians 5:7)

14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #5 De te vieren dag

Gods Pascha moet op de veertiende dag van de eerste maand worden gehouden

De bijbel vertelt ons dat Passover of Pascha altijd op Nisan 14 is. Het Boek Numeri hoofdstuk 28 verzen 16 – 17 zegt: „In de eerste maand op de 14de dag van de maand is Pesach van Adonai (Pacha/Passover). Op de 15de dag van de maand hoort er een feest te zijn.“ De Geschriften verifiëren dit meerdere keren. Voor de veertiende, zoals Jehovah de opdracht gaf, moesten Zijn mensen het lam slachten als de schemering op trad. Zo ging bij de avondschemering de nieuwe dag in maar moest men het geslachte lam die avond of diezelfde nacht eten – omdat de vijftiende een feest moest zijn.

Gezeten aan de tafel voor het avondmaal op de voorbereidingsdag voor Pesach. – Haggada uit de 14e eeuw, Duitsland

Zo op de nacht wanneer de 14de Nisan begint komen wij als gelovigen samen om de laatste ogenblikken van het leven van Jezus Christus te herdenken. De avond of het begin van de 14de Nisan werden de voorbereidingen getroffen voor later op de dag wanneer het terug licht was en het lam geslacht zou worden. De dagen na de avondschemering en inzet van 14 Nisan kunnen wij ook verder met familie en vrienden samen komen en de bevrijding van de mensen van God vieren. Wanneer het nog daglicht is het nog steeds de veertiende Nisan, maar zodra de zon begint onder te gaan begint de vijftiende Nisan en kan de avondmaaltijd genomen worden en het hoogtepunt van vreugde zijn, omdat de mensen die Egypte konden verlaten op Gods wijze naar het Land van God konden gebracht worden. Voor de Joden is die bevrijding het hoogtepunt terwijl de Christenen hierbij met de dood van Christus de bevrijding van alle mensen vieren. Het is namelijk zo dat het Zoenoffer van Jeshua (Jezus Christus zijn dood aan de martelpaal) het losgeld opbracht voor het loskopen van al de zondaars, waar ook ter wereld. Door Jezus zijn dood heeft iedereen de kans ontvangen om dichter tot God te komen en om het Koninkrijk van God te kunnen ingaan.

Wij zouden altijd moeten herinneren dat bovengenoemde Jezus zelf aan de apostelen zei dat hij ernstig wenste dit Overgangsfeest of Pascha/Pesach (Passover) met hen te eten alvorens hij ging lijden.

“Toen zeide hij tot hen: Ik heb zeer verlangd dit Pascha met u te eten voor mijn lijden;” (Lukas 22:15 LEI)

Jeshua stierf op de eerste avond van Pascha dagen, en Pesach seders (Passover seders) moeten op de avond (zonsondergang) van die dag gevierd worden als de veertiende Nisan ingaat, dus voor de vijftiende (die onmiddellijk na zonsondergang) begint en een feest hoort te zijn (Numeri 28:16 – 17).

“16 In de eerste maand, op den veertienden dag der maand, is het pascha voor den Heer; 17 en op den vijftienden dier maand is het feest: zeven dagen zal ongezuurd  brood gegeten worden.” (Numeri 28:16-17 LEI)

18° Eeuwse prent van een man die een matse vasthoud.

Op de veertienden dag van de eerste maand van God zijn Jaarregeling of de Joodse kalender is het Pascha voor Jehovah God. En op de vijftienden dag van diezelfde maand kunnen wij feest vieren waarbij de keuze kan gemaakt worden om zeven dagen lang ongezuurde broden of matses te eten, waarnaar deze feestdagen ook hun naam krijgen “Feest van de ongezuurde broden.”

“want de Heer zal omgaan en de Egyptenaars slaan; en als Hij het bloed zien zal aan den bovendrempel en aan de twee posten, zal Hij de deur voorbijgaan en den verderver niet in uwe huizen laten komen om te slaan.” (Exodus 12:23 LU)

“En op den vijftienden dag van dezelfde maand is het feest der ongezuurde broden des Heren: zeven dagen zult gij ongezuurde broden eten.” (Leviticus 23:6 LU)

“Namelijk het feest der ongezuurde broden zult gij houden, en zeven dagen ongezuurd brood eten, gelijk Ik u geboden heb, ten tijde van de maand Abib; want in deze zijt gij uit Egypteland getrokken; doch verschijnt niet ledig voor mij.” (Exodus 23:15 LU)

“Het feest der ongezuurde broden zult gij houden; zeven dagen zult gij ongezuurd brood eten, gelijk Ik u geboden heb, omtrent den tijd der maand Abib; want in de maand Abib zijt gij uit Egypte getrokken.” (Exodus 34:18 LU)

“3 Gij zult niets gezuurds op dat feest eten: zeven dagen zult gij de  ongezuurde broden der verdrukking eten; want met vreze zijt gij uit  Egypteland getrokken, opdat gij aan den dag van uwen uittocht uit  Egypteland gedenkt uw leven lang. 4  Er zal zeven dagen lang niets gezuurds gezien worden in al uwe grenspalen;  ook zal niets van het vlees, dat des avonds op den eersten dag geslacht  is, den nacht overblijven tot den morgen. 5  Gij moogt het Pascha niet slachten in enige van uwe poorten, welke de  Heer, uw God, u geven zal, 6  maar aan de plaats, die de Heer, uw God, verkiezen zal, opdat zijn naam  aldaar wone; daar zult gij het Pascha slachten des avonds, als de zon  ondergegaan is, den juisten tijd van uwen uittocht uit Egypte. 7  En gij zult het koken en eten aan de plaats, die de Heer, uw God, verkiezen  zal; en des anderen morgens kunt gij terugkeren en gaan naar uwe hutten. 8  Zes dagen zult gij het ongezuurde eten, en op den zevenden dag is de  bijeenkomst van den Heer, uwen God; dan zult gij geen arbeid doen.” (Deuteronomium 16:3-8 LU)

2013 Verwarring of controverse

Wat is waarheid? Pilatus ondervraagt Jezus. Schilderij van Nikolaj Ge (19e eeuw).

Dit jaar bleken er heel wat vragen rond de juiste dag voor de veertiende en vijftiende Nisan en op welke dag men de feesten had in te zetten of de Herinneringsmaaltijd te houden.

Wij nemen het evangelie van Johannes in overweging waar van de veertiende Nisan sprake is als de „voorbereiding van Passover.“ De volgende ochtend, na het laatste avondmaal dat Jeshua had met zijn discipelen, nadat de Joden Jeshua hadden waargenomen en hem ondervraagd hadden, in die vroege ochtend, werd hij geleid tot de rechtzaal om te worden geoordeeld door Pontius Pilatus de Romeinse gouverneur Praefectus. De Joden zelf, echter, zouden niet in de Romeinse rechtszaal komen tenzij zij zouden belasterd zijn; zodat zij “Pascha” zouden kunnen eten (Johannes 18:28).

“Nu leidden zij Jezus van Kájafas naar het rechthuis; en het was vroeg. En zij gingen niet in het rechthuis, opdat zij niet verontreinigd zouden worden, maar het pascha eten mochten.” (Johannes 18:28 LU)

Duidelijk was Pascha of de Pesach nog niet gekomen. Zodat zonder twijfel 14 Nisan onze Herdenkingsdienst van Jezus’ Laatste Maaltijd, of het Laatste Avondmaal, zou moeten gevierd worden één avond vóór de nacht dat de Joden hun Pesach seder zouden nemen.

Volgens bepaalde Joodse groepen zou Erev Pesach („Vooravond van Pesach“) – Eerste Seder op Maandag 25 Maart, 14 Nissan, 5773 zijn.
De Thora (Uittocht 12:15, vanaf Talmud, Pesachim 5a) stelt volgens hen middag van Nissan 14 voor 2013 op Maandag 25 Maart –als uiterste termijn voor de vernietiging en/of de verwijdering van alle gezuurd voedsel („chametz“) van hun bezit als voorbereiding op het “festival van Passover” of “Pesach festival”, dat begint met het vallen van de avond. In de praktijk, stellen Thora wetsmandaten dat zij moeten afzien van het chametz of matse eten twee uren vóór de middag moeten ophouden, en dat er geen zuurdeeg in het bezit mag zijn een uur vóór de middag. Dit zijn klokuren maar „geen evenredige uren“, bepaald door de Joodse wet als 12de deel van de tijd tussen zonsopgang en zonsondergang.
Toen de Heilige Tempel zich in Jeruzalem bevond, werd het ‘Passover’ aanbieden, of brengen van Pesach offers daar volbracht op de middag van Nissan 14 die voor dit jaar 2013 dan op de middag dinsdag 26 maart zou vallen. Die dag wordt door de Joden hun recitatie van de „Orde van de Passover“ in de namiddag van dinsdag 26 Maart gebracht, door „het aanbieden van het scheenbeen“geplaatst op de sederplaat op die avond, en de afikoman — een gedeelte van matzah die in de plaats daarvan aan het eind van de sedermaaltijd wordt gegeten.

De Joodse kalenderdatum begint bij zonsondergang dus voor de nacht van de bij behorende dag. Aldus beginnen alle vakantienalevingen bij schemeravond op de seculaire data die, met de volgende dag worden vermeld die de eerste volledige dag van de vakantie is. (Zo, wordt eerste Pesach seder gehouden op de avond van de eerste vermelde datum.) de Joodse kalenderdata besluiten bij het vallen van de avond.

Volgens The Premier Kosher Information Source (de Eerste Kosher Bron van Informatie over het Internet) begint Passover of Pascha met eerste Seder op de vooravond van de 15de dag van Nisan, welke (volgens hen) beantwoordt aan Maandag avond, 25 Maart, 2013, en beëindigt wordt buiten Israël bij de conclusie van de 22ste dag van Nisan, op Dinsdag avond, 2 April, 2013. De eerste twee dagen van Pascha (van zonsondergang van de eerste datum die wordt vermeld, tot het vallen van de avond twee dagen later) zijn volwaardige vakantiedagen, waarop geen werk wordt toegestaan. De verdere vier dagen zijn Chol Hamoed, wanneer het werk wordt toegestaan, alhoewel met beperkingen. Chol Hamoed wordt gevolgd door nog eens twee volledige vakantiedagen.

Volgens ons moeten wij (in Europa) rekening houden met het verschil van timing tussen het Oosten (Jeruzalem), Europa en de Verenigde Staten (zelfs daar tussen Oosten en West-kust).
Voor 2013 hadden wij Nieuwe Maan op 11maart en Volle Maan zal plaatsvinden op 27 maart, zodat 14 Nisan dit jaar op de avond van dinsdag 26 maart zou moeten zijn.

Een tafel met attributen voor de sederavond

Daarom nodigen wij u vriendelijk uit om ons te vervoegen op Dinsdag avond voor het Gedenken van de dood van Jezus, het Pesach of het Lam van God. Op die avond dat wij zullen samenkomen om de grootste man ter wereld te herdenken zullen wij ook onderzoeken wat die figuur Jezus en zijn offer zo essentieel belangrijk maakt.


Voorgaand: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #4 Een Gedood Lam

14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #3 Voor het Overgangsfeest

14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #2 In Jezus tijd

14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #1 Oorsprong


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14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain

The Day that the Lamb was slain

Nisan 14 was the day the leavening was put out, and the day the Passover lambs were slain, in late afternoon — at the very same time Jeshua expired on the tree! Therefore, Jeshua perfectly fulfilled the typology of the “Passover sacrifice.” Not only was he slain for our sins, but he was slain at the very moment the Passover lambs were being slain at the Temple! He was indeed the perfect Passover sacrifice for our sins (1 Corinthians 5:7).

On the night of Nisan 14, 33 C.E., Jesus and his apostles sang Jehovah’s praises together in an upper room of a house in Jerusalem. (Matthew 26:30) It was fitting that he would conclude his meeting with them in that way. From the beginning of his earthly ministry to the end, Jesus praised his Father and zealously made His name known. (Matthew 4:10; 6:9; 22:37, 38; John 12:28; 17:6) After singing praises with Jesus, the apostle John saw his Master and two criminals being put to death on torture stakes. Roman soldiers broke the legs of the two criminals to hasten their deaths. However, they did not break Jesus’ legs, as he was already dead. In his Gospel, John identified that development as a fulfillment of another part of Psalm 34: “Not a bone of his will be crushed.”

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Christ on the Cross – circa 1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti

“Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Matthew 4:10 ASV)
“After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:9 ASV)

“37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38 ASV)

“Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, [saying], I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” (John 12:28 ASV)

“I manifested thy name unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word.” (John 17:6 ASV)

“32 The soldiers therefore came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him: 33 but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 howbeit one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightway there came out blood and water. 35 And he that hath seen hath borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye also may believe. 36 For these things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.” (John 19:32-36 ASV)

“He keepeth all his bones: Not one of them is broken.” (Psalms 34:20 ASV)

Holy convocations we are to proclaim and celebrate at the time appointed for them

But on the other hand there is also the writing:

“4  These are the set feasts of Jehovah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed season. 5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, is Jehovah’s passover.” (Leviticus 23:4-5 ASV)

“1  And Jehovah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2 Moreover let the children of Israel keep the passover in its appointed season. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in its appointed season: according to all the statutes of it, and according to all the ordinances thereof, shall ye keep it. 4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.” (Numbers 9:1-4 ASV)
“16 And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is Jehovah’s passover. 17 And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.” (Numbers 28:16-17 ASV)

“5 ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. {“Twilight” of the 14th doesn’t happen until 24 hours later, just before the 14th turns into the 15th!} 7 ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8 ‘And they shall eat the flesh that [same] night {of the 14th to the 15th}, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.” (Exodus 12:5-8 NAS)

So you could either say the day to be celebrated the instalment of the New Covenant, could also be on the day before the 14th, thus 13 Nisan (as some say). But as you can get from Numbers the 15th of Nisan was the big feast, so the gathering on the 14th of Nisan was the night Jesus was together with his close friends to have the prescribed 14 Nisan meal.

But as Jesus being the Passover Lamb, having died on that day, and the day the early Christian church also continued to observe Passover, on the 14th of Nisan, as Jesus Christ did himself all through his life, until the Roman festival of Easter (named after the Babylonian idol Ishtar, and later, eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of light, or spring) was officially enforced upon the Christian-professing world by the Roman Empire, we consider that we can take 14 Nisan as the day to remember Jesus his Last Supper and Jesus his death.


Preceding article: 14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast

Next: 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #4 Een Gedood Lam


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  6. Seven days of Passover
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  • The Seven Feasts of Israel: (Part I) (
    If you are a born again Christian you have, and continue, to celebrate these feasts to this day, and I am going to show you how! Let us not forget that our Lord Himself celebrated these feasts!
    The seven feasts are Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost (Feast of Harvest or Feast of Weeks), Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. They are mentioned in several places in scripture, but for the purposes of our study, we will look at them as outlined in Leviticus chapter 23. Also, it is of benefit for you to notice the order in which these feasts were given by God. Nothing of God is happenstance! He is always methodical and organized.
  • The Seven Feasts of Israel (Part II) (
    fifteenth day “The Feast of Unleavened Bread.”
    Unleavened bread has its roots in Exodus 16:31, it was called manna by the Israelites and was in fact the “Bread from heaven.” The manna appeared on the ground every morning to sustain the lives of Israel, except on the Sabbath.
    The Jewish Passover ceremony consists of breaking, burying, and then resurrecting a piece of the matzoh. God performed this exact ceremony with the burial of Jesus, our precious piece of unleavened bread, and on the exact day of the feast! Jesus was buried at the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread since His body was interred at sundown of Passover day, the beginning of the fifteenth day of the first month.
  • The Seven Feasts of Israel (Part III) (
    They were to bring the early crops of the spring planting (“First Fruits”) to the Temple priest to be waved before the Lord on their behalf. This was to be done on the morrow after the Sabbath, or Sunday.
    We have come to call this feast “Easter”, after the Babylonian goddess, Ishtar, the pagan goddess of fertility. We even continue to worship the objects of fertility- the rabbit, the egg, the new costumes (going to buy a new Easter ensemble), etc., but the celebration was to be over God’s replanting of the earth in the spring. The worship of false gods has its roots in Ancient Babylon.
    We miss a very important biblical truth by not using the proper term given to the feast, “First Fruits.” “First” implies a second, third, fourth, and so on, and that is the real meaning of the feast. We do not only celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on First Fruits, but even more so the resurrection of the entire church! We shall all be resurrected and go to heaven, just as our Lord did! Consider the Apostle Paul’s words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit”
  • Symbols and Signs – The First Month (
    Israel acted upon the command of God, and through their obedience, they found God’s favor, and were delivered from the powers of darkness, the life and bondage of sin. Through the blood of the lamb, and God’s approval they met the requirements of grace and was saved on that day, the fourteenth day of the first month of Nisan.
  • How to Explain The Feast of The Passover and The Lord’s Supper to Children (
    Every year, the Feast of the Passover is celebrated. Children may ask what it is all about. Here is a simple to explain the event to children and to those who wish to know the origins of the Passover Feast.
  • Symbols and Signs – The First day of the Year # 9 (
    Over time this day and week would become a cultural event, and losing its meaning, many would come to forget its purpose. The Passover was the mark of the first day of the year and a pointer to the coming Messiah, and the way He should die delivering the world from the powers of darkness.

    The Messiah came, died as He hung on the cross, as the nation cried “crucify Him,” and forgetting the law, and the purpose of the Passover, they rejected their savior. However, the power of the Passover was not lost, nor was the mystery of God hidden in His festivals. The secret of the Lord is with the righteous, and it is to His people He has revealed the events to come, and their season.

    We are every closer to the end of days, and are told to ready ourselves by our savior and Lord Jesus Christ. He was that Passover Lamb sent to redeem the world, and the hour hand of God, the reason for the seasons, and the one who will at the appointed time, bring each day to pass.
    Signs and Symbols – A Table in the Desert (

  • Conspiracy of Jews against Jesus – Luke 22: 1-2 (
    The feast of the Unleavened Bread, originally a harvest festival, was held from 15th to 21st of Nisan. Eventually these two feasts were closely linked together and were virtually identified, and the celebration lasted from 15th to 21st of Nisan. According to the evangelists, the events of Jesus’ passion are connected with the national Jewish feast of the Passover. The Christian expression “Paschal Mystery” in reference to the mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection, is derived from the Greek word for ‘Passover’ – “Pascha.” The Passion of Jesus is thus understood as his own Passover, his ‘exodus’ from this world to the Father (God) (cf. Lk 9: 31).


14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #4 Een Gedood Lam

De dag dat het Lam werd gedood

14 Nisan was de dag dat het zuurdesem werd uit gezet, en de dag dat de ‘Passover’ of Pascha lammeren werden gedood, in de late namiddag – op hetzelfde ogenblik dat Jeshua (Jezus Christus) aan de boomstam werd gehangen! Daarom vervulde Jeshua volkomen de typologie van het „Overgangsoffer“. Niet alleen werd hij gedood voor onze zonden, maar hij werd gedood op het eigenlijke ogenblik dat de Pascha lammeren bij de Tempel werden gedood! Hij was inderdaad het perfecte offer voor het Voorbijgaan of Overslaan voor onze zonden (1 Korintiërs 5:7).

Op de nacht van 14 Nisan, 33 G.T., zongen Jezus en zijn apostelen samen lof voor Jehovah in een hoger gelegen ruimte van een huis in Jeruzalem. (Mattheüs 26:30) Het was passend dat hij zijn vergadering met hen op die manier zou besluiten. Van bij het begin van zijn aards ministerie tot aan het eind, prijsde Jezus zijn Vader en liet zonder ophouden Gods Naam aan iedereen weten (Mattheüs 4:10; 6:9; 22:37, 38; Johannes 12:28; 17:6) Na het zingen van lof met Jezus, zag de apostel Johannes zijn Meester en twee misdadigers die ook tot de dood op martelingsstaken werden gezet. Romeinse militairen braken de benen van de twee misdadigers om hun sterven te verhaasten. Nochtans, braken zij de benen van Jezus niet, aangezien hij al dood was. In Johannes zijn Evangelie, identificeerde Johannes die ontwikkeling als vervulling van een ander deel van Psalm 34: „Niet een been van hem zal worden verpletterd.“

“Daarop zei Jezus tegen hem: ‘Ga weg, Satan! Want er staat geschreven: “Aanbid de Heer, uw God, vereer alleen hem.”’” (Mattheüs 4:10 NBV)

“Bid daarom als volgt: Onze Vader in de hemel, laat uw naam geheiligd worden,” (Mattheüs 6:9 NBV)

“37 Hij antwoordde: ‘Heb de Heer, uw God, lief met heel uw hart en met heel uw ziel en met heel uw verstand. 38 Dat is het grootste en eerste gebod.” (Mattheüs 22:37-38 NBV)

“Laat nu zien hoe groot uw naam is, Vader.’ Toen klonk er een stem uit de hemel: ‘Ik heb mijn grootheid getoond en ik zal mijn grootheid weer tonen.’” (Johannes 12:28 NBV)

“Ik heb aan de mensen die u mij uit de wereld gegeven hebt uw naam bekendgemaakt. Zij waren van u, maar u hebt hen aan mij gegeven. Ze hebben uw woord bewaard,” (Johannes 17:6 NBV)

“32 Toen braken de soldaten de benen van de eerste die tegelijk met Jezus gekruisigd was, en ook die van de ander. 33 Vervolgens kwamen ze bij Jezus, maar ze zagen dat hij al gestorven was. Daarom braken ze zijn benen niet. 34 Maar een van de soldaten stak een lans in zijn zij en meteen vloeide er bloed en water uit. 35 Hiervan getuigt iemand die het zelf heeft gezien, en zijn getuigenis is betrouwbaar. Hij weet dat hij de waarheid spreekt en wil dat ook u gelooft. 36 Zo ging de Schrift in vervulling: ‘Geen van zijn beenderen zal verbrijzeld worden.’” (Johannes 19:32-36 NBV)

“(34:21) Hij waakt zelfs over zijn beenderen, niet één ervan wordt verbrijzeld.” (Psalmen 34:20 NBV)

Heilige bijeenroeping moeten wij afkondigen en vieren op de afgekondigde tijd hiervoor

Maar enerzijds is er ook het schrijven:

„4 Deze zijn de vastgestelde feesten van Jehovah, zelfs heilige bijeenroepingen {samenkomsten}, die jij zal afkondigen in het aangesteld seizoen {op de aangewezen tijd}. 5 In de eerste maand, op de veertiende dag van de maand bij schemeravond, is Jehovah’s Pascha {Pesach}.“ (Leviticus 23:4 – 5 ASVV)

„1 En Jehovah sprak tot Mozes in de wildernis van Sinaï, in de eerste maand van het tweede jaar nadat zij uit het land van Egypte waren gekomen, zeggende, 2 “laat bovendien de kinderen van Israël het (Overslaansfeest of) Pesach vieren op de daarvoor vastgestelde tijd. 3 Op de veertiende dag van deze maand, bij avondschemering, zal jij het op de daarvoor gestelde tijd vieren; volgens alle statuten (of voorschriften {al de daaromtrent gegeven inzettingen}), en volgens alle verordeningen daarvan, zal jij het houden”. 4 En Mozes sprak tot de kinderen van Israël, dat zij Pascha (of Pesach) zouden moeten houden.“ (Numeri 9:1-4 ASVV)

„16 En in de eerste maand, op de veertiende dag van de maand, is Jehovah’s Pascha {Pesach}. 17 En op de vijftiende dag van deze maand zal een feest zijn: zeven dagen zal ongedesemd brood worden gegeten.“ (Numeri 28:16-17 ASVV)

“5 Het mag het jong van een schaap zijn of het jong van een geit, als het maar een mannelijk dier van één jaar oud is zonder enig gebrek. 6 Houd dat apart tot de veertiende van deze maand; die dag moet de voltallige gemeenschap van Israël de dieren in de avondschemer slachten. 7 Het bloed moeten jullie bij elk huis waarin een dier gegeten wordt, aan de beide deurposten en aan de bovendorpel strijken. 8 Rooster het vlees en eet het nog diezelfde nacht, met ongedesemd brood en bittere kruiden.” (Exodus 12:5-8 NBV)

Zo zou u ofwel kunnen zeggen dat de dag die men als de instellingsdag van het Nieuwe Verbond moet vieren ofwel op de dag vóór de veertiende is, dus 13 Nisan (zoals sommigen zeggen). Maar aangezien u uit het boek Numeri van het Oude Testament kunt afleiden was de vijftiende Nisan het grote feest, zodat de bijeenkomst van de apostelen en Jezus in de bovenkamer op de veertiende Nisan plaats vond. Voor ons is die avond, dat Jezus samen was met zijn beste vrienden om de voorgeschreven 14 Nisan maaltijd te hebben, daarom ook een belangrijke avond waarop wij willen en eigenlijk horen samen te komen.


Vervolg van: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #3 Voor het Overgangsfeest

Vervolgt: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #5 De te vieren dag

Engelse versie / English version: 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain

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Calvarieberg aan menselijke voorstelling van een inslaggevend vroegere gebeurtenis


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14 Nisan a day to remember #3 Before the Passover-feast

Just before the festival of Pesach

File:Rylands Haggadah, The Preparation for the Seder (above) and The Celebration of the Seder (below).jpg

Illumination from the Rylands Haggadah in the John Rylands Library in Manchester. The Preparation for the Seder (above) and The Celebration of the Seder (below). – Date 14th century – Source John Rylands Library – Author unknown

The disciples of the Messiah were wise, intelligent, capable men — specially chosen by the Messiah himself to be apostles, the leaders of his Church! It is inconceivable that they would wait till after sunset, after the 14th of Nisan began, to prepare for the Passover, if it was to occur that very night!
The New Testament verifies this fact. We read in the gospel of John, that the night Jeshua sat down with his disciples for a final dinner, which occurred at the beginning of Nisan 14, that this was “Before the Feast of the Passover” (John 13:1).

“1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He should depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. 2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, [the son] of Simon, to betray Him, 3 [Jesus,] knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God, 4 *rose from supper, and *laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about.” (John 13:1-4 NAS)

This meal was not the “Passover,” but rather was called simply “supper” (John 13:2, 4). If this meal was such an important event as the Passover meal, then we have an incredible anomaly, because during a Passover meal nobody gets up to leave half-way through the celebration, and certainly nobody would even think of leaving the Passover meal to “go shopping” for groceries! In fact, during the Passover celebration, there would no stores be open of any kind, anywhere! Clearly the apostles thought Judas was going to make further preparations, like going to buy some things. Notice the account in John:

“26 Jesus therefore *answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He *took and *gave it to Judas, [the son] of Simon Iscariot. 27 And after the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Jesus therefore *said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one of those reclining [at the table] knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor.” (John 13:26-29 NAS)

Before the feast of the Passover, while they were at the supper

If this meal was the Passover, as many contend, then it is strikingly strange that the disciples would have assumed Judas was leaving the Passover celebration, before it was finished, in order to go shopping for groceries! The very idea is preposterous. No one in their right mind would have even considered leaving the Passover in order to go grocery shopping– certainly not.

Judas Iscariot (right), retiring from the Last Supper, painting by Carl Bloch, late 19th century

“1 Jesus having perceived, before the feast of the passover, that his time to remove out of this world to his Father, was come; and having loved his own, who were in the world, he loved them to the last. 2 Now while they were at the supper, (the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him,) 3 Jesus, though he knew that the Father had subjected everything to him, and that he came from God, and was returning to God; 4 arose from supper, and laying aside his mantle, girt himself about with a towel.” (John 13:1-4 LO)
“13 You call me the Teacher and the Master; and you say right; for so I am. 14 If I, then, the Master and the Teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, the servant is not greater than his master, nor is the apostle greater than he who sends him. 17 Happy are you, who know these things, provided you practice them. 18  I speak not of you all. I know whom I have chosen: but the scripture must be fulfilled, “He that eats at my table, has lifted up his heel against me.” 19 I tell you this now, before it happen; that when it happens, you may believe that I am [the Messiah]. 20 Most assuredly, I say to you, he that receives whomsoever I send, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him who sent me. 21 After uttering these words, Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, saying, Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray me. 22 Then the disciples looked one upon another, doubting of whom he spoke. 23 Now one of his disciples, one whom Jesus loved, was lying close to his breast: 24 Simon Peter, therefore, made a sign to him, to inquire whom he meant. 25 He, then, reclining on Jesus’ bosom, said to him, Master, who is it? 26 Jesus answered, It is he to whom I shall give this morsel, after I have dipped it. And having dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 After receiving the morsel, Satan entered into him. And Jesus said to him, What you do, do quickly. 28 But none at the table knew, why he gave this order.
29 Some imagined, because Judas had the purse, that Jesus had signified to him to buy necessaries for the festival; or, to give something to the poor. 30 When Judas had taken the morsel, he immediately went out: and it was night. 31  When he was gone, Jesus said, the Son of Man is now glorified, and God is glorified by him.” (John 13:13-31 LO)

Observing the Law of God

The disciples of Jeshua were like Jesus observant Jews who obeyed Jehovah God’s Laws! This passage proves also that the disciples knew that this meal was not the “Passover” but that the Passover was still a day away! For they thought that Judas was being sent out to get groceries for preparation for the upcoming “Feast” — which had to refer to the “Feast of the Passover,” as verse one of this chapter so plainly says!

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Passover plate with symbolic foods: maror, egg, haroset, karpas, zro’ah, dish of salt water (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the reason why we do not call our Memorial the Passover, because it is not but it is well one of the memorial days of the Passover celebration or the Feast of Pascha.

The 14th of Nisan was the day when preparations were made for the actual Passover Feast which was celebrated on the 15th of Nisan. This makes why there is a difference of one day in our celebration and that of the Jewish community. We do start our main commemoration one day earlier, because Nisan the 14th became the remembrance day of the instalment of the New Covenant, the “Blood of the New Testament” and the remembrance of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

“Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.” (Luke 22:1 ASV)
“And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed.” (Luke 22:7 ASV)

“17 And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 for I say unto you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20 And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, [even] that which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:17-20 ASV)
“28 But ye are they that have continued with me in my temptations; 29 and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me, 30 that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Luke 22:28-30 ASV)
“35 And he said unto them, When I sent you forth without purse, and wallet, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing. 36 And he said unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet; and he that hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword. 37 For I say unto you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in me, And he was reckoned with transgressors: for that which concerneth me hath fulfilment.” (Luke 22:35-37 ASV)

“26  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. 30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.” (Matthew 26:26-30 ASV)

John clearly says so! So do Matthew and Mark. Luke also corroborates this fact (Luke 22:1, 7). Neither Jeshua nor his disciples would have waited till the very last moment to begin preparation for Passover. Therefore, it could not have been at the beginning of Nisan 14. If it were, then Nisan 14 could not be called the “preparation day,” or “preparation of the Passover.” That would be ridiculous. How could Nisan 14 be the “preparation” of the Passover, if the Passover occurred just after the day began, after sunset? The whole rest of the day, then, and all the daylight hours, morning and afternoon, of Nisan 14, would then be after the Passover, because the sprinkling had to be done before the night or the beginning of the day!


Preceding articles: 14 Nisan a day to remember #1 Inception

14 Nisan a day to remember #2 Time of Jesus

Next: 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #3 Voor het Overgangsfeest


Find also
  1. Pesach
    Pesach, or Passover, is a major holiday in Jewish tradition, and is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, along with Sukkot and Shavuot.
  2. Jesus memorial
  3. Observance of a day to Remember
  4. The high calling of God in Christ Jesus
  5. Around the feast of Unleavened Bread
  6. Observance of a day to Remember
  7. Day of remembrance coming near
  8. Manifests for believers #4 Eucharist
  9. A new exodus and offering of a Lamb
  10. 1 -15 Nisan
  11. Slave for people and God
  12. Servant of his Father
  13. A Great Gift commemorated
  14. Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites


Of interest concerning the preparation days and Christ his death:

Preparation day: Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold, your King!” King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) a.o. compared

Be careful, we do not agree with all dates or ideas given in those articles.

  1. Solving the Three Day Three Night Mystery
    There isn’t any way you can put three days and three nights between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
    The special Sabbath John referred to is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and it’s a date specific holy day; always observed on the 15th of the month they call Nisan, which corresponds to March/April on our calendar. So the first thing we learn is that the special Sabbath mentioned in John 19:31 wasn’t a Saturday.
  2. Yet Another Three Day Three Night Question
    So if He died on a Thursday how did we start to celebrate His death on Friday?
  3. The Week With Two Sabbaths
    There were two consecutive Sabbaths that week that prohibited any work. Luke is talking about the special Sabbath that began at sundown Thursday called the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
  4. Three Days Three Nights Follow Up
    If Jesus died on Thursday (Passover), and if at sundown immediately the feast of Unleavened Bread began, and if at sundown Friday the regular Sabbath started (Saturday), what day did the women buy and prepare the spices to anoint the body of Jesus?
  5. Passover Confusion?
    Why does it sound like Jesus and the disciples are celebrating Passover on the first day of the Feast of Unleaven which begins the day after passover?
    “The next day, the one after Preparation Day …” Preparation day is the name they gave to Passover, the 14th, because it was the day they got everything ready for the big Feast of Unleavened Bread, celebrated on the 15th, when no work could be done. This tells us that Jesus was crucified on Passover. {Our remak: Preparation day is not the same as Passover}
  6.  The Festival Sabbaths and Preparation day

    On the Temple calendar, which began the day at sunrise, the Sabbath rest was not interchangeable with the calendar day. Sabbaths are reckoned evening to evening, thus overlapping two days. Also, the Sabbath is not necessarily synonymous with Saturday, but with an ordained rest, and that rest might not fall on Saturday.
    What does Scripture say about there being Sabbath days that are tied to festivals, but not necessarily to the seventh day of the week, Saturday? The laws of these religious festivals are found in the twenty-third chapter of Leviticus. There it states, “on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation.” (Lev. 23:3) Here, Sabbath equals holy convocation. There are also seven fast and festival days that are described as holy convocations. Jewish dates are here given according to the sunrise calendar.
    On Nisan 14/15, “on the first day (of Passover week) you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.” (Lev. 23:7)
    On Nisan 20/21, “on the seventh day (of Passover week) is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.” (Lev. 23:8)

  7. Preparation day of Passover
    The title ‘Preparation Day’ is referred to 6 times in the New Testament. (Matt 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14,31,42.)
  8. Passover, A seven-day festival
    What most call ‘the day of Passover’ isn’t really a day at all; it’s a seven-day festival. For notice the first instructions from God on this, as found at Exodus 12:2, 3, 5-8 (LXX), ‘This will be your first month. It is to be the first one [in your] year.
    The Seven Days of PassoverSo from the above, we can see that the seven days of Passover started after sundown on Nisan 14. That evening (the first full moon nearest the spring equinox) is when the Israelites were to begin a week of eating meals with fermentation-free bread. Then, on the following afternoon (which was the same day), the lamb was to be led to the Temple as a sacrifice; and the portions that were not offered to God and the Priest were taken home for the feast. So, the lamb was slaughtered at the end of the first day, then it was roasted and eaten after sunset that evening, which was the start of the second day.

    Nisan 14 – The Day of Preparation
    Thereafter, God’s people gave names to each of these days. Nisan 14 was referred to as ‘Preparation,’ because that’s when the people were to prepare the lamb for the Passover feast. These lambs were traditionally kept inside the home and tied to a bedpost for four days prior to the Passover festival. It was then sacrificed late in the afternoon of Nisan 14. So, Nisan 15 was called Passover, because it was the day when the actual Feast was to be held, according to God’s Law (see Numbers 28:17).

    Unfortunately, many Christians don’t understand God’s Laws concerning the Passover, or His Laws about the offering of sacrifices in general. For, many believe that Jesus and his Apostles ate the Passover Feast on the 14th day, and many also believe that Passover was just one day. However, notice that when Jesus sent his Apostles off to ‘prepare’ for the Passover, he didn’t say anything about a lamb. All he told them was to prepare a room (see Mark 14:12-16). No, the Jews couldn’t just go to a local market to buy a pound of lamb for the Passover. Rather, what Jews call the ‘Paschal Lamb’ had to be offered by each family or group personally at the Temple, where it was sacrificed by a Priest, who then offered up its fat and its blood to God, and who also received his portion of the meat (the breast and right shoulder). And no, Jesus would not have sent someone else to present his sacrificial lamb to God.

    So, it was the on day before the Passover Feast, Nisan 14th, that Jesus instituted his ‘evening meal.’ As the account tells us; they just ate unfermented bread, a ‘sop,’ and bitter herbs (no lamb). This was appropriate, because it was the day that he (Jesus) as ‘God’s Lamb’ was to be slaughtered… at about the same time that IsraEl’s Passover lambs were being slaughtered at the Temple.

  9. Proof Jesus Died Just Before the Passover Feast in 33 AD
    The high days in the Passover feast week, are the first and last days of the 7 Passover feast days of eating unleavened bread. The first high day could start any day of the week, due to the fact that the month of Nissan would start on the day that two witnesses would see the new moon show up, and that day of the week varied each year. They would kill the Passover lamb on the 14th day of Nissan, and the unleavened bread would be eaten from the 15th on for 7 days. The 2nd high day, was the 7th day or last day of the 7 day Passover feast. For that Passover the year Jesus died, the first high day was said by John to have been the same day as the Sabbath.
    It is possible to find all years where the first high day fell on
    the Sabbath to verify which years are possible candidates for the
    year of Jesus’s death. As it turns out, between the years 27AD
    and 38AD, there are only 2 years where the high day fell on a Sabbath
    and those two years are 33AD and 36AD. So given this, during the
    period of 32AD to 36AD (after John started preaching plus Jesus’s
    preaching, yet before Pilate’s rule ended), the only years possible
    for Jesus to have died in, are 33 AD and 36 AD.
  10. 10 proofs passover is a memorial
    Throughout history a debate has raged concerning the proper timing of Yahweh’s Passover. Many observe the Passover on the 14th of the first month (Abib) and the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the 15th. Others believe that both the Passover and the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are on the 14th. Still others observe the Passover and first day of the Feast on the 15th of Abib. Why so much confusion? It need not be.
    This study will harmonize both Old and New testaments to show that the two observances are clearly separate and distinct.
    Scriptures proclaim that the 14th of Abib marks the Passover memorial, while the 15th of Abib starts the Feast of Unleavened Bread. But two particular deviations from this truth exist. One is that the Passover is the first high Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and falls on the 14th of Abib. The second is also that the Passover is the first high day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, but occurs on the 15th of Abib.
    The Passover symbolizes a day of suffering and pain, while the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a time of joy.
  11. The Day of Crucifixion and time of resurrection
    Is the Wednesday Crucifixion a fact or a fable? Wednesday Crucifixionists firmly believe that it is a Biblical fact. To support it, they appeal not only to the sign of Jonah examined in the previous chapter, but also to a second key text, namely, John 19:14, where the day of Christ’s Crucifixion is designated as “the day of Preparation of the Passover.”
    The conclusion drawn from John 19:14 is that Christ was crucified, not on a Friday—the Preparation day for the Sabbath—but on a Wednesday—the Preparation day for the annual ceremonial Passover Sabbath, which that year supposedly fell on a Thursday. Thus, all the references to the “Preparation day” of Christ’s Crucifixion (Matt 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:31, 42) are interpreted in the light of John 19:14 as meaning Wednesday—the day preceding the Passover Sabbath (Thursday)—rather than Friday—the day preceding the regular seventh-day Sabbath.



  • How to Explain The Feast of The Passover and The Lord’s Supper to Children (
    Every year, the Feast of the Passover is celebrated. Children may ask what it is all about. Here is a simple to explain the event to children and to those who wish to know the origins of the Passover Feast.
  • Preparations for the Passover Meal – Luke 22: 7-13 (
    The story of the preparations for the Passover Meal is itself introductory to the account of the Last Supper in Luke 22: 14-23. Except for certain redaction changes, the Lukan passage is a reproduction of its parallel in Mark 14: 12-16. Already in Luke 22: 1 the evangelist had identified the feast of the Unleavened Bread and the feast of the Passover, an identification which is not entirely wrong.
  • Nissan 1. Happy New Year! (
    {March 11, 2013 @sunset} Tonight starts God’s “New Year” or beginning of the Biblical calendar for Holidays and “Kings”. We begin again the cycle of the Biblical Feast, starting with Passover soon. YEAH!
  • Open-Handed; scripture and questions for March 17 (
    Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
  • Conspiracy of Jews against Jesus – Luke 22: 1-2 (
    Luke identifies the feast of the Passover with the feast of the Unleavened Bread; and the Lukan time reference is more generic as compared with the Markan precise dating. The Passover feast, which was celebrated on 14th – 15th of Nisan, was the solemn, yearly commemoration of the Exodus of Israel from Egypt. The feast of the Unleavened Bread, originally a harvest festival, was held from 15th to 21st of Nisan. Eventually these two feasts were closely linked together and were virtually identified, and the celebration lasted from 15th to 21st of Nisan. According to the evangelists, the events of Jesus’ passion are connected with the national Jewish feast of the Passover. The Christian expression “Paschal Mystery” in reference to the mystery of Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection, is derived from the Greek word for ‘Passover’ – “Pascha.” The Passion of Jesus is thus understood as his own Passover, his ‘exodus’ from this world to the Father (God) (cf. Lk 9: 31).
  • Jesus. He is worthy of it all. (
    Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead.
    Jesus was worthy of it all, and so much more. How is it that Jesus’ very own disciples, the people who were with him all the time, the people who Jesus shared incredible wisdom and kingdom secrets with, how was it that they did not understand this act of honour. And yet for Mary there wasn’t even a slight hesitation.
  • 5th Sunday of Lent 17.3.13 John 12.1-8 (
    This simple account of an all-too-imaginable incident can take us to the place of deep devotion, or make us recoil with horror at the meanness of human nature. Maybe we need to do both.
  • Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites
    Eight days after his birth Jesus was anointed for the first time at his circumcision, the traditional Jewish celebration to take up the child in the community of the Jewish people, Israel, the People of God. Six days before the Pascha /Pesach or Passover when the “crucifixion” was to take place we find Jesus with […]

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